Lacrosse rib pads are an absolute must for youth players that are getting introduced to the physicality of the game. Here at Lax.com we only carry the same pads we would put on our own kids… not big box junk. As for all you box lacrosse players out there, don't even think about suiting up to play without a pair of these. After your stick and helmet, a pair of box lacrosse rib pads and kidney pads are the most important pieces of gear you can wear in box lacrosse equipment. If you need any advice, feel free to call one of our PROS and we can give you honest advice on the best options based on your age, ability and position.